June 17th to June 23 2012
During the month of June, fishing the rivers and streams of Bristol Bay and specifically the Lake Iliamna drainage is a very exciting time.
The rivers are full of hungry and aggressive rainbows grayling and char. There are a plethora of options for catching these beauties. If variety is what you like, June is the time for you. You can fish a run swinging a large articulated leach, skating a mouse or fry pattern, dead drifting a nymph rig or dry flying with a stone or caddis. Whether you have a preference or want to utilize all techniques mentioned you will have great success.
Fishing the smaller streams that flow into Lake Iliamna is comparable to running down the stairs Christmas morning, you just don’t know what to expect. The floatplane lands and you find yourself truly alone. You, your fishing buddy and the guide. The only footprints you will see are those of the resident wildlife. The only noise will be that of your reel screaming as you hook into a monster rainbow that has cruised up stream from the lake for an afternoon snack. The streams offer a diverse and unique adventure not many experience, even in Alaska.